21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Perfect Imperfection

I was cruising down the interstate and saw this incredible field of sunflowers. I stepped out of my car to capture that beauty and saw this spot of red in a field of yellow. The thing that I loved most about it was that this little perfect ladybug chose the most imperfect sunflower. I love how it came out. One of my favorite pictures of the year.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Waco, Texas, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS R6
Copyright: © Erik Johnson